Over the past year, above and beyond even the Master I shall shortly be studying in Liverpool, my grandest and most permanent achievement is to have gently, sometimes a tad stridently even so, learnt how to be happy about being happy.
I have needed a lot of help along the way, but I myself have put in the hours too. So it’s actually been the job of a huge and wonderful team, the like of which I shall never experience again.
And I feel treasured and beloved for perhaps the first permanent time in my life. But most of all, I actually love the life I have; the person I have become; the reactions I come up with; and the small achievements which every day I see myself battling successfully away at it.
It’s possible. It’s possible to achieve great little things through great big steps. And to achieve without trampling; without cruelty or abuse; without stamping on the dreams of others.
For there is no better dream than that which liberates the dreams of those around you; no better goal than the one which scores for us all.
I am finally blessed by a life of astonishing richness: and you may not see it; and you may not sense it; and you may not find it easy to believe.
But I know where I now am. And it is where I want to be.